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How an annoying Python package led Alex Clark to create Pillow

While working in a Python CMS called Plone, Alex Clark kept running into issues with its imaging library, PIL, caused by the non-standard way it was ...
Brenna Heaps
by Brenna Heaps
on August 15, 2019

Project Lombok core maintainer Reinier Zwitserloot shares his open source journey

By Brenna Heaps on August 8, 2019
Reinier Zwitserloot’s journey into the world of open source is a familiar one: he discovered a problem he thought he could fix, so he and his ...

Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari shares his open source software journey

By Brenna Heaps on July 30, 2019
Meet Material-UI core maintainer Olivier Tassinari. Olivier is a software engineer from France, and he’s a core maintainer of Material-UI, a ...

Introducing Tidelift’s new maintainer spotlight podcast with Changelog

By Chris Grams on July 2, 2019
We’re big fans of the work that Adam and Jerod are doing over at Changelog. They’ve built an awesome resource for developers, including their ...

Claudiu Popa, and finding the time to work on Pylint

By Amy Hays on March 21, 2019
Claudiu Popa, core maintainer of Python linter Pylint, became involved with the project by fixing a couple bugs. It’s a common tale in the world of ...

Valeri Karpov, Mongoose, and the importance of good docs

By Amy Hays on January 8, 2019
Valeri Karpov, lead maintainer of Mongoose, got into software development by way of Pokémon.

Gulp JS maintainer Blaine Bublitz and a better solution for supporting open source

By Amy Hays on December 18, 2018
Blaine Bublitz thinks about open source sustainability a lot. In the past two years, he’s tried a few different avenues to get funding for the ...

From Jade to Pug: How Forbes Lindesay adopted a project from a NodeJS legend

By Amy Hays on December 4, 2018
Forbes Lindesay adopted his pet project, Pug, from an open source legend–TJ Holowaychuk. TJ is a prolific NodeJS developer, who created an array of ...

Adopting projects out of the limelight: Why David Rodriguez works on byebug and Active Admin

By Amy Hays on November 20, 2018
When David Rodriguez first started working with the Ruby programming language, he noticed the Ruby debugger didn’t work properly.

How Vuetify helped John Leider create a better work-life balance

By Amy Hays on September 11, 2018
John Leider, creator of Vuetify, may have figured out the secret to a good work-life balance: make your hobby your job, and hire your wife to work ...